Some say lower Polk Street has reached its limit. On the six-block stretch of Polk from California to O'Farrell, there are 45 establishments with liquor licenses. Flyers posted around the neighborhood ask if Nob Hill is becoming "a new Las Vegas."
It would appear that the Nob Hill Neighbors are playing Bad Cop to David Chiu's Good Cop. Chiu is proposing a cap on liquor licenses for the area.